Fame Set For Modern Day TV Show Remake
The 1980’s hit musical film Fame is set to come to TV screens with a modern day revival.
Nigel Lythgoe, the executive producer of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, is the man behind the project. He is teaming up with MGM television to create a modern day TV version of the film.
Roma Khanna, President of Television and Digital at MGM had the following to say about teaming up with Nigel on the project: “We are excited to work with Nigel and the team to identify a talented writer to create the new Fame: one that reflects the struggle and joys unique to the multitude of aspiring talent today.”
The original 1980 Fame movie focused on a group of talented young performers hoping to make their way in the world of show business by attending a top performing arts school in New York. A TV series of the film was created in 1982 and ran for five seasons, with a hit album released off the back of it. A remake of the film was made in 2009, but never achieved the same success as the iconic original version.
The new Fame TV series is thought to centre on the fixation youth have with celebrities and reality TV. In a statement from MGM they revealed the remake would: “expose the gritty struggle, heartache and pain endured in the search for stardom and the often lofty price paid for success.”
It is not yet known when the show will make it’s TV debut, as MGM and Lythgoe are still looking for suitable script writers.
Article By Victoria Beckett